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16in / 8out Dante Interface

16in / 8out Dante Interface

The DT168 is a rugged, 96kHz portable expander for adding remote I/O to a Dante equipped dLive, Avantis, SQ, or AHM system.

16 Mic Preamps

+60dB of gain, Phantom Power indicators and -20dB pad for line level sources.

8 Line Outs

Balanced, relay protected line outputs on XLR.

On Stage or In The Rack

Stagebox format with optional rackmount kit available.

96kHz Dante Support

Choose between standard 48kHz operation and high-fidelity 96kHz operation.


Roadworthy Dante Expansion

The DT168 provides 16 microphone preamps and 8 line outputs in a convenient stagebox form factor. Ideal for portable applications thanks to its rubber bumpers and handle, it can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander in any SQ, Avantis, AHM or dLive Dante network.

Up to 16 units can be added to an AHM-64, SQ, Avantis or dLive system when equipped with an SQ Dante or dLive 96kHz Dante card.

Sound Design

Get the Best Out of Your Dante Network

The quality of your Dante audio is only as good as the quality of your Dante I/O.

DT168 offers the acclaimed Allen & Heath preamps, partnered with 96kHz converters, for best-in-class sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through secure EtherCon connectors.

Built To Last

Ready for the Stage

The Expander’s rugged design, with hard-wearing rubber bumpers, allows it to be placed directly on the stage floor during performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle, the DT168 offers the convenience and portability needed in rental, education, houses of worship and many other environments. An optional 4U rack mounting kit is available which allows installation in 19-inch racks.


DT Preamp Control

DT Preamp Control is a Windows / macOS application that allows remote control of multiple DT168 or DT164-W Dante expanders. Control of analogue gain, phantom power and Pad is provided per socket. The socket names are also displayed and can be edited in Dante Controller.

DT Preamp Control extends the applications of the DT168 and DT164-W expanders, not limited to Allen & Heath mixing systems or matrix processors. These include large distributed audio networks in venues, stadia and educational campuses, where high-channel count Dante I/O is required in multiple locations.

DT168 Compatibility

Up to 16 DT168 expanders can be added to an AHM, SQ, Avantis or dLive system when equipped with an SQ Dante or dLive 96kHz Dante card. The DT168 can also be used on Dante equipped 3rd party mixers in conjunction with the DT Preamp Control software.

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Dante audio expander (96kHz / 48kHz)

Portable stagebox design

16 mic preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs

8 XLR Line Outs

Primary and Secondary Dante ports with locking EtherCon

Redundant or Switched mode

Direct preamp control from dLive, Avantis, AHM-64 and SQ

Remote control of preamps via DT Preamp Control software for integration with 3rd party systems

Optional 19-inch rack mount kit available

Rubber bumpers and carry handle

AES67 compatible

Dante Domain Manager ready

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